History is New Zealand's only television channel purely dedicated to history, bringing the power and passion of the past to life. It not only satisfies New Zealand's ever-growing demand for historical programming - it stimulates our curiosity to know more about our world.
History has exclusive access to a vast library of the world's best historical and factual programming offering a high standard of quality in both production value and research - not just from every corner, but about every corner of the world.
In End of Empire Australian Historian David Adams crosses Europe and Asia as he investigates the warrior kings who created vast empires only for their families to later dismember the empire as they fight over the spoils. In a real “Game of Thrones” the dysfunctional families of Attila the Hun; Timur (Tamerlane the Great); Edgar, King of the English and Charlemagne manage to lose it all. We investigate the mystery of who murdered Edgar’s eldest son, the rightful King of England. How could a brilliant strategist like Tamerlane destroy cities, building towers of skulls of slain enemies, but not leave behind a proper succession plan? In telling the course of his travels through Europe and Asia David takes the audience from the magnificent mosques of legendary Samarkand to archaeological digs at medieval English castles, colourful picnics in Georgia, the ancient walls of Constantinople and joins in a traditional horseback buzkashi tournament in Uzbekistan.
Britain’s history is a history of invasion. The sea that surrounds its shores is both a barrier and a superhighway – one that is led to the creation of an overseas empire, and the arrival of many different peoples. From the Celts to the Vikings and Normans, this country – like so many others – has been a racial mix since its beginnings. Have these influxes created a deep-seated fear? Revealing stories behind centuries of immigration and invasion, this is a fascinating insight into a multicultural country and its complex psyche.
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